Hello internet. Today I have a gluten free oaties recipe for you! : )
I love making cookies and cakes that are so high in nutrients that they can be eaten for breakfast. Like this gluten free poppyseed cake…. and this no sugar nutmeg ladu / fudge. And these no flour brownies!
These apple oatie cookies are made of oat flour, whole oats, ground flax seeds, grated apples, dates, coconut oil and some natural apple syrup. If you do not have access to this amazing apple syrup (my mom gets it from a neighbor who in turn gets it from a secret source), then you can also use honey or maple syrup instead.
These cookies are great for an on the go snack to have in your bag – as they are full of nutrition. Also, they do not require any overly processed gluten free flours, just ground up gluten free oats. I grind my oats in a small electric coffee grinder. It turns my oats into perfect oat flour! I also use the coffee grinder to grind up flax seeds for flax seed flour. (If you are on the hunt for non processed gluten free baked goods – also check out this recipe, it is for savory flax seed cakes. Which can also be used as thin ‘burger buns’!)
As opposed to the gluten free poppy seed cake – these cookies come together really quickly and do not require lots of beating / egg whisking. They do not contain raising agents, which also means that you can easily slip them into the oven with other things, without any risks of spoiling the rise by changes in temperatures, moving around of the baking sheet etc.
Before we go to the recipe, I just want to explain why these cookies can be gluten free, and not require any complicated or processed gluten free flours.
How to Make Gluten Free Oaties
Most gluten free baked goods need something like xanthan gum or psyllium husk to act as a binding agent and to prevent them from falling apart. Oat flour is a nice gluten free flour to bake with, as oats does have a little of its own innate ‘stickiness’.
The other thing that holds these cookies together is the ground flaxseeds. Do not leave these out, as without them the cookies will probably fall apart. The ground flax seeds are also full of fibre, vitamins and minerals – so not only do they bind the cookies together, they also make them more nutrient dense. Perfect for a breakfast cookie!
Gluten Free Breakfast Apple OatiesPrint This
- 2 medium sized green apples
- 1 1/4 cups gluten free oats flour
- 1/2 cup whole gluten free oats
- 1 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
- 100 grams finely chopped dates (you can also use finely chopped dried fruit of your choice)
- 5 tablespoons natural apple syrup, maple syrup, or honey
- 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- Dash of apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- Grate the apples into a large mixing bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil if you have not done so already.
- Add all ingredients to the large bowl and combine well.
- Allow the mix to sit for about 10 – 15 minute in the bowl. This will allow for the the oat and flaxseed flour to hydrate.
- Next, roll the mix into small to medium sized balls and arrange onto a baking tray. Press each ball down slightly with your palm to create a fat cookie.
- Slip the baking sheet into the oven and bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 20 minutes or until slight browning begins to occur. Do not over bake.
- Remove from the oven and allow the tray and cookies to cool completely. Pack into an airtight container and store at room or fridge temperature.